Bessie Faye Marlene Johnson Cox

July 13, 1947 - March 6, 2020
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Bessie Faye Marlene Johnson Cox, 72, of New Philadelphia died early Friday, March 6, 2020, in Park Village Southside under the care of Crossroads Hospice following a period of declining health.

Born in Nashville, Ohio on July 13, 1947, Bessie was a daughter of the late Florence and Noel Edward Ebersole.

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Bessie Faye Marlene Johnson Cox, 72, of New Philadelphia died early Friday, March 6, 2020, in Park Village Southside under the care of Crossroads Hospice following a period of declining health.

Born in Nashville, Ohio on July 13, 1947, Bessie was a daughter of the late Florence and Noel Edward Ebersole.

Bessie attended Garaway High School and spent more than 20 years with Walnut Hills Nursing Home as a Nurse’s Aide. Bessie was a longtime member of Our Family Church. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and also enjoyed cleaning, and playing Bingo.

She is survived by her four children, Ed (Trina) Johnson of Strasburg, Ted (Connie) Johnson of Sugarcreek, Fred (Sheri) Johnson of Millersburg, and Ned (Tiffany) Johnson of Sugarcreek; nine grandchildren, Mikayla, Brandon, Austin, Tiffany, Eileizia, Sierra, Andrea, Jordan and Madison; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Completing the family are three brothers-in-law, Bob Smith of Fresno, Sid Schaar of Orville, and Bruce Mullet of Loudonville.

In addition to her parents, Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Alva D. Cox whom she married on April 2, 1995. Together they shared in 20 years of marriage prior to his passing on August 28, 2015. Also preceding her in death was an infant daughter, Tammy Lynn Johnson, a granddaughter, Kelsey, infant twin grandsons, Tanner and Conner, and her sisters, Jane Smith, Juda Schaar, Bertha (Larry) Parsons, and Ada Mullet.

The family will greet guests on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 2-5 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Pastor Bill Johnson will lead a service celebrating Bessie’s life in the funeral home’s chapel on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 2 PM. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Memorial Gardens. A meal and fellowship will follow services in the Geib Family Center, adjacent to the New Philadelphia Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions in Bessie’s name may be directed to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E, Uniontown, Ohio 44685.

 

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 5:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, March 9, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, March 9, 2020

Ridgecrest Memory Gardens

Address:

1926 Saltwell Rd. NW
Dover, OH 44622

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Reception Information

Date: Monday, March 9, 2020

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Crossroads Hospice - Green, OH

3743 Boettler Oaks Drive
Green , OH 44685

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Born: July 13, 1947
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Julia & Bob Gerber posted on 3/12/20

We were sad to hear of Bessie's illness and passing, but glad we could visit with your entire family again. The references to "World"s Best Mom" were especially accurate! We will all miss her happy, helpful, and holy contribution to our lives. Please accept our sincere condolences.

 

Melanie Blauch Archer posted on 3/8/20

I wish I could choose all of the great words i would like to say about your Mother and Grandmother....I have known her all of my life and our family was so fortunate to have you as neighbors for many years. I always admired Bessie for her hard work and determination to raise four boys to be good men..She really did accomplish this! And from the very first birth to the last she could always be heard talking about her boys...You were blessed with a wonderful Mother who gave her all for you to have a great life..We will never forget all of the times you came to swim at Mom and Dad's They thought the world of your Mom and you boys!! Dad and i were blessed to have alot of time with Bessie at Park Village. We sure will miss her! I walked by today and the tears came. I am happy i could be with you through your tears and broken hearts knowing it wouldn't be long. And how fortunate Bessie was to have loving daughter in laws who were so kind to her..along with beautiful caring grandchildren! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers for comfort now and forever.. If you need anything at all please let me know and i will do my best to help you. Sincerely Melanie Dave and Clare God bless you!

 

Gale Gruver posted on 3/7/20

We want to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Bessie Cox. She will be greatly missed at Park Village. We will remember her wit and gentle spirit. She loved her boys and beamed when she saw them coming to visit. We deepest Sympathy, Bonnie Hoffman and Family

 

Wayne Atkins posted on 3/7/20

Sorry for your loss

 

Jeanie Miller posted on 3/7/20

With deepest sympathy for the loss of a beautiful woman. Ed, Ted, Fred, and Ned, your mother did a phenomenal job raising her boys.

 

Sandy Kleinknecht posted on 3/7/20

My sympathy to the whole Johnson family.

 

Becky Laubscher posted on 3/6/20

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

 

Hazel Bailey posted on 3/6/20

Ed, Ted, Ned and Fred and families. I worked at Walnut Hills with your mom for many years. Sorry for her loss but she was a wonderful woman and raised you boys to be exceptional Men. She is out of pain and suffering in Gods house now. Love and prayers for all of you

 

Marcia Troyer posted on 3/6/20

Bessie was a classmate of mine beginning in 1st grade and continuing through 9th grade. She quit high school to become a very young mother of four sons very close in age. I remember Bessie being in grade school when her own mother passed away. Bessie's four older sisters were always there to lend her a helping hand . Bessie's very small home was located behind my parents' house on Dover Road and was always well kept. Despite Bessie's many hardships, she was a devoted mother with an infectious laugh. She will be missed by those her knew her. Thinking of Ed, Ted, Fred and Ned and their families during this difficult time.

 

Betty Keffer posted on 3/6/20

So sorry for the loss of your mom. Bessie u will always be missed in all of our hearts, but your sweet memories will stay with us...Your a perfect angel. I love an missed you!!

 

Cindy Kelley posted on 3/6/20

Ed, Trina & extended Johnson families, I’m so sorry for your loss. Bessie was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. Know we are praying that God gives you strength as you go into a new season of life!

 

Heather Huprich Dayton posted on 3/6/20

Prayers and sympathy for you all during this hard time.

 

Glenn Gordon posted on 3/6/20

Deepest sympathy to the Johnson family take care !!

 

Keith Schie posted on 3/6/20

my deepest condolences

 

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